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Reluctant to march to his certain death, Blackadder has taken to ignoring orders. He even shoots a carrier pigeon when it arrives with orders to advance, and eats the evidence. Unluckily, this particular pigeon is the property of General Melchett, "My own true love, who's been with me since I was a nipper."

Blackadder is court-martialled, tried by the less-than fair Melchett, and sentenced to death by firing squad. He is saved at the last moment by a telegram from George's Mad Uncle Rupert, who has conveniently been made Minister of War.

quotes
quote George: 'Well tally ho! With a bing and a bong and a buzz buzz buzz!'

quote George: 'I'm thick. I'm as thick as the big print version of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens.'

quote George: 'My head... oh, my head... feels like the time I was initiated into the Silly Buggers Society at Cambridge. I misheard the rules and tried to push a whole aubergine up my earhole.'

brush up
war Blackadder's court martial is less than fair, since Melchett is the judge and Darling the prosecution. The judge opens by saying, "The case before us is that of the Crown versus Captain Edmund Blackadder, alias the Flanders Pigeon Murderer. Oh, and hand me the black cap, will you - I'll be needing that."

quiz
try a quiz Test Your Cunning Try the Blackadder series four quiz.

more
Tally Ho George on waiting for orders: 'When are we going to give Fritz a taste of our British spunk?'

George on being a lawyer: 'I'm a complete duffer at this sort of thing. In the School Debating Society I was voted 'boy least likely to complete a coherent…' erm...'

Insult of the episode Blackadder: 'Morning George, morning Baldrick. Still the striking resemblance to guppy fish at feeding time.'


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Blackadder Episode Guide
Series One Black Adder
The Foretelling
Born To Be King
The Archbishop
The Queen of Spain's Beard
Witchsmeller Pursuivant
The Black Seal

Series OneBlackadder II
Bells
Head
Potato
Money
Beer
Chains
Series One Blackadder the Third
Dish & Dishonesty
Ink & Incapability
Nob & Nobility
Sense & Senility
Amy & Amiability
Duel & Duality
Series four Blackadder Goes Forth
Captain Cook
Corporal Punishment
Major Star
Private Plane
General Hospital
Goodbyeee




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